Salsa, Rib & Chili Cook Off

Join us in Town Square and Main Street for craft & food vendors, music,  and our wonderful chili contestants,

Purchase your tasting kit in Town Square and vote for your favorite.

Access the official application here: DVBID Salsa, Rib & Chili Application 2018

The Downtown Vacaville Business Improvement District (DVBID) is fired up to host its’ 11th Annual Downtown Vacaville – Salsa, Rib & Chili Cookoff on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 11am – 6pm in Town Square and Main Street, Vacaville, CA.

Contestants will begin preparing their special recipes early that morning on Main Street, which will close to vehicular traffic for the event. Official judging will take place throughout the early afternoon in three categories: chili, salsa and ribs (pork). Local volunteer foodies will rate entries based on flavor, texture, consistency, spice, aroma and presentation.

The event is FREE to attend. Members of the public can weigh in by purchasing a People’s Choice tasting kit for $5 and casting their vote for their favorite Salsa and Chili recipes. Only 250 tasting kits will be sold. People’s Choice salsa tastings begin at 11:30am, with chili at 12:30pm. Because of limited supply, the Rib category is not eligible for People’s Choice. Winners will be announced at 5PM and contestants must be present to win.

To compete in the Cookoff please visit www.downtownvacaville.com for an entry form or pick one up at the DVBID office at 313 Parker Street, Vacaville CA (contestant space is limited).

In addition to a fun day of culinary exploration, the day will feature live music from Pub Kats, Val Star & The Blues Rocket and more! Beer & wine will be offered for sale in Town Square with Main Street closed to vehicular traffic to accommodate cookoff contestants, food vendors, artisan vendors and family-friendly activities.

The DVBID represents over 400+ local businesses, artisans and family-owned shops and restaurants that call our district home. We pride ourselves on presenting signature special events, shopping strolls, holiday celebrations and feature live music and food festivals all year. There’s always something happening Downtown!

For additional information on the Downtown Salsa, Rib & Chili Cookoff, please call 451-2100 or visit www.downtownvacaville.com. #DowntownVacaville